Roma homes – swissinfo

The Swiss are helping to fund new homes for more than 700 Roma Egyptians living in extreme poverty in the north Kosovan district of Gjakova. As well as housing the community, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is helping to improve education and boost the Roma’s chances of earning more money. Projects are implemented by the Swiss charity Caritas. (Julie Hunt in Kosovo, swissinfo.ch)
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A noisy tradition – swissinfo

On March 1, colourful groups process noisily through the villages of the Engadine valley in southeastern Switzerland. Dozens of children and teenagers, wearing blue shirts and red caps, pass through the narrow lanes, singing and ringing cow bells in every square and round every fountain. Some of those taking part in the village of Ardez talk about their love of the tradition. (Luca Beti and Rolf Amiet, swissinfo.ch)
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Treasure hunters – swissinfo

Illegal treasure hunters are a growing threat to archaeology. Finds end up in private homes and important historic information is lost to science. The Swiss canton of Zug is trying new ways to fight illegal excavations and has persuaded a former treasure hunter to change sides. (SF/swissinfo.ch)
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A noisy tradition

On March 1, colourful groups process noisily through the villages of the Engadine valley in south-eastern Switzerland. Dozens of children and teenagers, wearing blue shirts and red caps, pass through the narrow lanes, singing and ringing cow bells in every square and round every fountain.
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Kitsch or cool?

How do you know if a vase or a tea cup are cool or kitschy? A show at Winterthur’s Museum of Applied Arts and Design delves into the issue of bad taste versus good design.
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How to put the break on national debt

The Swiss debt brake: this is what Switzerland applies to try to keep the federal budget under control. In a series of roundtables Swiss authorities presented their views on it to audiences in the United States.
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Balancing act – swissinfo

The Swiss debt brake: this is what Switzerland applies to try to keep the federal budget under control. In a series of roundtables Swiss authorities presented their views on it to audiences in the United States. (SF-Eco – swissinfo)
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